Action Alerts

Perdue Announces Trade Promotion Funding

Thursday, January 31st, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Thursday, January 31st, USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue announced that the USDA has awarded $200 million to 57 organizations through the Agricultural Trade Promotion Program (ATP) to help U.S. farmers and ranchers identify and access new export markets. The ATP is one of three USDA programs created to mitigate the effects of unjustified trade retaliation against U.S. […] Read more...

Legislature Begins Discussions on Highway Funding Plan

Thursday, January 31st, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts The Arkansas General Assembly is now three weeks into its legislative session, and debate on highway funding is beginning to take shape. Most expect highway funding to be the third big ticket legislative issue item in addition to tax cuts and government reorganization. With introduction of highway funding legislation from Representative Dan Douglas (R-Bentonville), a […] Read more...

Webinar from UofA Looks at New Farm Bill

Thursday, January 31st, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Thursday, January 31st, the University of Arkansas System’s Division of Agriculture hosted a Food and Agriculture Webinar on the new farm bill. Speaking on the farm bill was Keith Coble of Mississippi State University. Coble is a Giles Distinguished Professor and Head of the Agricultural Economics Department at Mississippi State University where he focuses […] Read more...

U.S. and China Meet in Washington to Discuss Trade

Thursday, January 31st, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts High level U.S. and Chinese trade negotiators began meetings on January 30th in Washington, D.C., with the hopes of advancing a dialogue between the two countries that could lead to a place of mutual agreement. The two countries are locked in a protracted feud on trade that has led to varying back and forth tariffs, […] Read more...

Governor Announces Legislative Plan for Tax Cuts

Thursday, January 31st, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Wednesday, January 30th, Governor Asa Hutchinson unveiled much of his plans for cutting income taxes and reforming the income tax brackets. Tax reform and relief is a top priority for Governor Hutchinson and the legislature along with government transformation and highway funding. A primary objective of the Governor’s tax plan is lowering the top […] Read more...
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